Police Officer Assaulted by Juvenile After Shots Fired

At approximately 2:47pm on March 12, DESCOM received calls about the sound of gunshots coming from the area of Oak Street Church, located at 1303 Oak Street. As officers responded to the area, DESCOM said a caller reported 4 shots being fired and 3 juvenile males running from the area.

Officer located 3 juvenile males matching the description of the subjects running from the area. The juveniles were detained in the 1200-block of Oak Street and a handgun was located in a yard behind a residence in the 1200-block of Oak Street. One of the detained juveniles assaulted a police officer during his detention and illegal drugs were found on his person. This juvenile was charged with assault on a peace officer, interference with official acts-resulting in an injury, and possession of marijuana. He was transported to the juvenile detention center. The other 2 juvenile males were released to their parents.

The investigation into the shooting and the ownership of the handgun is on-going and further details will be released when the investigation is complete.

The Burlington Police Department is asking for the public’s help with this investigation. If you have any information about this crime, or any crime, you can call Crime Stoppers at 319-753-6835 and give your information anonymously. If your tip leads to an arrest, you will be eligible for a reward of up to $1000.00.